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Mar 7, 2011 6:30pm EST
find the best deal, steve joins us from atlanta. steve, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, diane. we did a little comparison shopping today and at current prices, two gallons of gas is roughly the same cost as this t-bone, the gas it takes to get you to the steak house is now more than the beef. outside chicago, autumn says it's unreal. in the past two weeks she's watched gas jump up 45 cents a gallon and she nearly fell over when it cost her $64 to fill up. today we went with her as she and her children made all of their trips in one drive spending as little time on the road as possible. >> i was really shocked when it didn't stop till 68.04. >> reporter: outside atlanta when they do go shopping mark and lisa mcintire told us they buy much more in bulk and drive to the store slowly to help save on gas. >> you got to drive a little slower sometimes too. >> reporter: really? >> of course. you save. >> reporter: you do this? >> yeah, i do. >> reporter: the average cost is 3.52. just 2.35 of that buys the oil and 35 cents to refining it. 31 cents pays for distribution and mar
ABC
Mar 31, 2011 6:30pm EDT
us? >>> and, coming home. the marine who watched the birth of his first child from the battlefield with us finally gets to hold her tiny hand, right here, tonight. >>> good evening. we begin with america's milk, and that radiation from japan. all day, we have heard the reassurances that the radiation now being found in some of the u.s. milk supply is minimal and poses no risk. so, we spent this day answering some serious questions. since the radiation in some form has been found in 20 states, exactly how much has been linked to the milk and how the are experts sure that it is safe? abc's abbie boudru is at a lab in california tonight. abbie? >> reporter: diane, with radiation still leaking from the reactors in japan, tonight, there's growing concern in california. if that radiation may end up in our milk supply. environmental laboratory in montgomery, alabama. this lab is the front line of defense, where the government's been working around the clock to track radiation levels in milk produced all over the united states. that fresh milk could end up on your table within a few days.
ABC
Mar 29, 2011 6:30pm EDT
trying to bring this dais on behalf of so many others, was undaunted. >> they rule against us, the fight has just begun. just begun. >> reporter: well, this court has generally been a pro-business court so the women that brought this case may face a real challenge winning it, even with three women justices up there. >> what a day on the court, though. and fascinating to hear their question. thank you, terry. as you've pointed out to us, whatever happens in the courtroom, it is still one of the stubborn facts in american life, decade after decade, statistics show that women do not make equal pay for equal work. the latest numbers, women make 77 cents for every dollar earned by a man. and nationwide, less than men working in the very same job. well, sharyn alfonsi says tonight, this can be changed, and she brings us some companies that say, here's how you do it. >> reporter: carly started working for patagonia in 1997 as a sales associate. did you think you'd be working here more than ten years later? >> i thought i'd do it for a year. >> reporter: but she's been promoted over and over aga
ABC
Mar 1, 2011 6:30pm EST
tonight, elizabeth vargas and jake tapper, who starts us off at the white house, where the study was released just today. >> reporter: good evening, diane. the white house released today what it called the most comprehensive study by the government on women in almost 50 years. each day, 72 million women in the u.s. get up and either head to work or look for work. they're a group of women who are better educated than ever before. but they still make less than their male counterparts, on average, only 80% of what a man makes. this woman graduated with a masters from columbia and went to work for a magazine in new york city. her male counterpart with the same job and only a bachelor's degree was paid $3,000 a year more. >> i felt de-valued. i felt like i didn't count. i felt inferior to my colleague. >> reporter: sometimes it's discrimination, but there are other factors, as well, behind back inequity. >> one reason is they're not going into the kinds of fields that are high income producing. so the president has had an effort to encourage women and girls to go into science and tech
ABC
Mar 25, 2011 6:30pm EDT
that going to church could be making us overweight. zblifl and amazing grace. the unthinkable obstacles facing this bride to be. but she is determined to walk down that aisle. >>> and good evening. we begin tonight with startling n numbers about a super bug spreading. it's one of our biggest fears. the fear they'll catch one of those infections that antibiotics can't fight. tonight, it's all hands on deck at several hospitals to stop this from spreading. yunji de nies is in los angeles. good evening. >> reporter: good evening, david. health officials here in los angeles were stunned to find this brand new infection spreading. it is deadly and it is now surfacing across the country. and even our most powerful medicines, like this cipro, are unable to stop it. it may be the most dangerous super bug to date, spreading through hospitals, nursing homes and short-term care facilities. officials in southern california now identify more than 350 cases. people becoming gravely ill from this new infection known as crkp. steve winters knows just how powerful is super bugs can be. he took
ABC
Mar 23, 2011 6:30pm EDT
be her greatest legacy. using her fame, she raised millions for aids research, standing by rock hudson, one of its first victims, when others shunned him. to the public, she may have been the last great movie star. but for those who knew her, she was also a loving mother and loyal friend. >> there have been so many lessons, life and death lessons, emotional lessons. i don't believe in regrets. and i have no idea what's going to happen tomorrow, no one does. >> and barbara walters is here now. we were saying earlier, we don't think of her as a pioneer, but her sheer fearlessness about her own choices in life changed things in this country. >> reporter: absolutely. by the way, she never wrote her all biography. this, all the different clips that people will see, that's her all biography. she was gutsy and salty and funny. look at what we talked about. married eight times, she wanted to get married, she married them. she wanted to divorce them, she divorced them. she jumped into aids when nobody did. she stood by people who were rejected. michael jackson adored her. rock hudson. ev
ABC
Mar 30, 2011 6:30pm EDT
. in california, energy dissipates quicker. >> reporter: jerry is a geologist in memphis. he shows us cities that would not make it. >> in areas that may receive the most damage, you would expect that those fire department buildings may not be operational. >> reporter: the scientists suggest we test early warning systems. they are pushing for more aggressive building codes. and new rules to reinforce our oldest buildings. >> the you look at haiti, chile, christchurch and how to japan, the question would why aren't we getting ready. >> reporter: they're hoping that everyone takes them seriously. >> thanks, steve. >>> as the country weighs how to respond to that report, abc's yunji de nies explores the latest science on how you survive a quake. >> reporter: this is no typical living room. for me, it was no typical interview. oh. the folks at ready america invited me to their earthquake simulator. wow. they decided to catch me off guard. wow. >> i know. >> reporter: that was so strorng. i didn't know what to do. >> exactly. >> reporter: what is the right thing? >> exactly what i tried to
ABC
Mar 2, 2011 6:30pm EST
plavix leaving you at greater risk for heart attack and stroke. your doctor may use genetic tests to determine treatment. don't stop taking plavix without talking to your doctor as your risk of heart attack or stroke may increase. people with stomach ulcers or conditions that cause bleeding should not use plavix. taking plavix alone or with some other medicines, including aspirin, may increase bleeding risk, which can potentially be life threatening, so tell your doctor when planning surgery. tell your doctor all medicines you take, including aspirin, especially if you've had a stroke. if fever, unexplained weakness or confusion develops, tell your doctor promptly. these may be signs of ttp, a rare but potentially life-threatening condition, reported sometimes less than two weeks after starting plavix. i see you're flatulent in three languages. graduated op of your gas. [ male announcer ] got gas on your mind? your son rip is on line toot. [ male announcer ] try gas-x. powerful relief # from pressure and bloating in a fast-acting chewable. gas-x. pressure's off. >>> and now, our "mad
ABC
Mar 24, 2011 6:30pm EDT
point, it may have become a moot point. >> and martha's back with us from that u.s. naval base in italy. martha, we're just learning of the u.s. plan to hand over a huge portion of this operation. what more do you know tonight? >> reporter: well, i talked with general ham about this today. i think basically what nato will take over is the no-fly zone, but there's still disagreement about who will protect civilians. in other words, some of the allies don't want to shoot down tanks or forces of gadhafi. so, there's still a lot to work out here, david. >> all right, martha raddatz leading the way on this operation again for us tonight. thank you. >>> and back here at home, and the planes flying over this country now. last night here, we broke the story of that air traffic controller alone and falling asleep on the job. two planes having to land in washington, d.c. without any help. and tonight, a look at the skies. every small plane there in the air right now over the u.s. this evening, your correspondent a asks, just how many of these planes are relying on air traffic controllers wo
ABC
Mar 28, 2011 6:30pm EDT
say it's time to draw the line. >>> good evening and thank you for joining us this monday. in less than one hour the president will take to the airwaves to try to convince americans that it was the right decision for the u.s. to be part of the allied fight in libya. a third battle front for the united states. with a lot of military force on the line and costing possibly billions. our jake tapper is standing by in the hall where the president is about to arrive at the national defense university in washington. jake, do you have the headline on what he's going to say? >> reporter: good evening, diane. well, president obama tonight according to white house sources is going to try to bring the american people into his decision-making process. this quick decision that he made explaining why the u.s. moved so quickly to stop a potential massacre of libyan civilians and also why the u.s. worked the way it did, to work internationally so as to prevent a -- getting bogged down in yet another war. after ten days of the coalition pounding gadhafi's forces, president obama will tonight take hi
ABC
Mar 21, 2011 6:30pm EDT
was to enforce loyalty to gadhafi. yunis told us a few weeks ago he stepped down because gadhafi had gone too far killing protesters. then there are the rebels political leaders. what did they want? you understand there is a lot of apprehension in the united states, the government feels like they don't know you very well. "we really do understand american fears," he said. assuring us they want democracy with political party, a constitution and elections. still there is a lot of keptism. >> there is cause for concern. we don't know who we're dealing with. only time will tell. >> reporter: what about gadhafi's claims that they have terrorists in their ranks? >> colonel gadhafi likes to play on western fears of islamic militancy and claim that somehow this movement is being led by jihadists or people linked to al qaeda. there's no real truth in that. >> reporter: as these rebels march on in their quest to oust gadhafi, little denying the u.s. has thrown its significant military weight behind a disjointed group they're still getting to know. alex marquardt, abc news, benghazi in eastern
ABC
Mar 4, 2011 6:30pm EST
things in the middle east worsen, analysts tell us that these gas price hikes will probably take a bite out of the economic recovery but probably won't cripple it. diane? >> okay, matt. something else is heading higher today, as well, welcome news. jobs. a strong 192,000 new jobs added last month. unemployment dropping to 8.9 percent. david muir is checking in. >> reporter: for millions of americans this has been a very long road back to finding a job. and all of us have been watching that one number, the average time to find a job. 37 weeks now. but tonight, these new numbers show that wait time might finally be shrinking. behind each statistic, each number, is a person on a journey back to work. it was a year ago, we melt barry scott, out of work 25 months. he applied for 475 jobs. at the time, he was exasperated. >> i'm talking to a company in australia. i may have to do something as crazy as that to find a way to get a a job. >> reporter: today, we reached him on his cell phone, on a bus from a sales convention for his number job. and listen to niece numbers. how many interview
ABC
Mar 22, 2011 6:30pm EDT
kamikaze mission so, here is what secretary clinton told us today about gadhafi and the report about his sons. there's a report that two of gadhafi's sons, at least one, but maybe two, have been killed. can you confirm this? >> well, i can't confirm it, but we've heard it. and we've heard a lot. >> reporter: credibly? >> well, we hear it from many different sources. and that's why i can't confirm it. i can't give confirmation because, you know, the evidence is not sufficient. but we've heard that. we heard about other people close to him reaching out to people that they know around the world, africa, the middle east, europe, north america, beyond, you know, saying, what do we do? how do we get out of this? what happens next? >> reporter: including him? do you know where he is? >> well, i'm not aware that he personally has reached out, but i do know that people allegedly on his behalf have been reaching out. so, that's why i say, this is a very dynamic situation. >> reporter: but are you indicating that there's someone close to him on his behalf reaching out to say, how do we get out?
ABC
Mar 3, 2011 6:30pm EST
gadhafi from using his fighter jets in the struggle for control over the country. we've seen the potential power of gadhafi's aerial bombardment. jets pounding the landscape, dropping bombs around this town, a critical oil part that has fallen under the control of the opposition. despite the advantage gadhafi has with his fighter jets, the rag tag team of rebels hit back hard and held them off. the question now is, do they have enough fire power to remove gadhafi from power? the people here need help in this battle. diane? >> all right, lama. let's turn to the pentagon and our senior foreign affairs correspondent martha raddatz. martha, what about that, they want help. so, what is the u.s. to do? what would it take to enforce a no-fly zone? >> well, this would be a huge endeavor. it would probably be a couple of squadrons of fighter jets. 12 jets in a squadron. plus an aircraft carrier with dozens of fighters on board. you would need tankers, aerial refueling, you would need awacs, and first, you would have to go in and take out the anti-aircraft batteries just in case, and by th
ABC
Mar 8, 2011 6:30pm EST
think the problem is the rain, the snow melt, the dam up river. it never used to get this bad. >> reporter: northern new jersey rivers are overflowing their banks. a potent combination of three inches of rain and massive snow melt. all the rainfall in little falls is proving too much. >> really nothing i can do, but i'm stressed. i'm stressed. >> reporter: melting snow brought mud slides to massachusetts and in connecticut, the majority of state's rivers have surpassed flood stage. >> we have about a foot and a half of water inside the house. the entire living space is completely trashed. we can't -- we have nowhere to live right now. >> reporter: this man traversed the icy waters with a canoe. with cars underwater, firefighters had to use boats to rescue residents. >> it was pretty bad. my electrical wire underneath was in water, so i shut down my power and i left and went to my mom's. >> reporter: the worst may be still to come. another storm is brewing in the south. it's expected to dump another one to two inches starting tomorrow. paul wayne has work to to do. not a river,
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